While picking up and shipping your things to a new country has always been known to be a challenge there seems to be a bit of a myth going around that moving to Canada is somehow immune to these threats. Canada is, the thinking goes, located in North America and, therefore, when moving from the USA, the troubles involved with moving to “other countries” just don’t apply here. In addition, the reputation of the friendliness of Canadians has reached such global acceptance that people tend to wrongfully believe that moving irregularities will just not exist when moving to the Great White North.
Further, as the Internet continues to seemingly shrink the world, a variety of communication tools has opened up that, just a few short years ago, would have seemed impossible. This has made it even easier to research potential shipping companies to use and to find more information than ever before regarding their accreditation.
In fact, statistics continue to show that the most efficient way to investigate the ability of a services company (such as shippers) is by getting referrals from those who have already went through the process. Again, the Internet makes this easier than ever.
Sites and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. have made it as simple as a couple of clicks of the mouse to locate and connect with people who have gone through exactly the process that you are going through and who can potentially steer you in the right direction of going with a credible, fully bonded shipping company when moving to Canada versus an unreliable, unethical company who will be only too happy to provide you with a bad experience, overcharge the process and, in some extreme cases, leave you in your new home without your things delivered at all.
The moving process is a tricky affair. There are loads of things that you will need to take care of as you uproot your entire life and move to a new country. Shipping issues are the last thing you need. Don’t become another statistic of the ever growing total of people who have moved to Canada only to have their shipping experience turn into a nightmare. Take advantage of the wonderful technology the world now has to offer and get in front of others who have been there. A short conversation with another experienced immigrant could be the secret to that ever elusive hassle free shipping that seems to get rarer for emigrants around the world.
Ari Strauch is the President and CEO of www.shipping2canada.com. The site finds people the best quotes when shipping their things to or from Canada and has helped countless people around the world save on their move.